It was a picture nine decades in the making, as the original Gerber baby posed with the newest Gerber baby for an adorable photograph that has now gone viral.
Back in February — after a photo contest that featured almost 140,000 babies — Gerber chose then 18-month-old Lucas Warren, who has Down syndrome, as its next “spokesbaby,” making him the first Gerber baby in its 91-year history with the condition. And now that Lucas is a few months into his fancy new role, he and his parents, Jason and Cortney Warren, paid a visit to meet the very first Gerber baby, 91-year-old Ann Turner Cook.
Long before she was a teacher and an author, Cook became the face of Gerber after her family submitted a drawing of her for a company contest in 1928. The charcoal picture would later become Gerber’s official trademark a few years later, and her face can still be seen on their products to this day.
When Lucas finally met Cook in her home in Tampa, Florida, on June 2, the two took no time becoming good friends, the family says
Receipts! pic.twitter.com/UBzFaBSxPK— Chris Colin (@chriscolin3000) June 4, 2018
My grandmother was the Gerber baby. It was a funny bit of trivia, never made her rich or got us free strained peas or anything. But last week she got to meet the company's newest spokesbaby, named Lucas. Pretty pretttty cute. pic.twitter.com/u7ddWaM1Ed— Chris Colin (@chriscolin3000) June 4, 2018